Thursday, October 21, 2010

Univ. of Oregon Scholarship Opportunity

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the University of Oregon. For more information, please contact Megan Sullivan (contact info at end of email):

Dear International Educator Colleague,

My name is Megan Sullivan and I'm an International student advisor at the University of Oregon. The University of Oregon offers many scholarship opportunities for international students and one specifically to students from the Pacific Island Nations. I have attached a pdf with more information for you to review. If you know of students who are interested in coming to the University of Oregon please share this with them via email or post it on your publications board.  

I would like to specifically call your attention to one of the International Affiars Endowed scholarships that is offered specifically to students from the Pacific Island Nations. Please see the desc-ription below. Last year we were unable to award this scholarship because we had no applicants. Please help us to reach students from these nations to provide them with this opportunity.

Maradel Gale/Florence Krummel Pacific Island Scholarship: Established by Maradel Krummel Gale, University of Oregon alumna, (J.D., 1974) and associate professor emerita of sustainable community development in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM). One scholarship of approximately $3,000 may be awarded each year. New and continuing students from the Pacific Island nations of Micronesia, Polynesia or Melanesia, including the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu may apply. Selection of recipients for this scholarship shall give priority to applicants who are fluent in a language indigenous to the islands, such as Belauan, Yapese, Satawalese, Marshallese, Samoan, Pohnpeian, Cook Islands Maori, Fijian, Bislama, or other recognized island languages.

We appreciate your help informing students of the opportunities that are available to them. If you have any questions please let me know.

Megan Sullivan
International Student Advisor

International Affairs
333 Oregon Hall
Phone: (541) 346-1202   Fax: (541) 346-1232

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Open Access Week: Oct. 25-29, 2010

The below is quoted directly from a press release circulated by the UH-M library.

The UH-Manoa campus will celebrate Open Access Week from October 25 - 29, 2010.  Faculty scholars and researchers routinely give away the fruits of their labor to for-profit publishers of scholarly communication. 

1) Research library budgets cannot sustain ever-increasing subscription costs for scholarly journals.  Open access journals provide a different model for scholarly communication that empowers the author rather than the publisher. 

2) When research is published in open access journals and/or placed in open access institutional repositories, members of the public can access needed research results, which are often funded with tax-payer monies. 

3) A growing body of research suggests that open access to research articles and research data spurs on new discoveries and is more cited than research locked behind a pay wall.

Join the UH-Manoa Library in exploring these myriad efforts to liberate scholarly communication during the international celebration of Open Access Week 2010. Events organized for the week are:


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

12:00 p.m.
Queen Liliuokalani Center, Room 412
RSVP required as light lunch will be served
*RSVP at
Speaker: Christine Sorensen, Dean of UH Mânoa College of Education


Thursday, October 28, 2010

4:00 p.m.
Sinclair Library, Heritage Reading Room
RSVP required wine and pupus will be served.
*RSVP at
Speaker: Catherine Nancarrow, Consulting Editor, Archives of Internal Medicine, and
formerly with Public Library of Science (PLoS)


Tuesday, October 26 and Thursday, October, 28

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Campus Center
Talk to graduate students about Open Access issues, receive free information and get an Open Access pen!

For more information, please call Beth Tillinghast (956-6130) or email

Friday, October 15, 2010

Call for submissions: Storyboard

The below is quoted directly from a call for submissions circulated by the editors of Storyboard:

Call for Submissions

As the Pacific Islands  brace themselves for yet another  tidal wave of change, it is our stories that will help us to navigate our way.  Storyboard, the University of Guam's literary journal, is seeking short stories, poems, essays, art, and photography, which address the theme, "Navigating the Future."

Storyboard is a multilingual journal with a focus on Pacific writing. We welcome submissions from published and unpublished writers in and from the region or writings about the region.

All submissions must be e-mailed to on or before November 11, 2010.  Please e-mail  or contact P.K. Harmon at (671)  735-3038 or Leslie Reynolds at (671) 735-3039 for more information.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Through October 29, 2010: American Periodicals Series Online

Hawaii Specialist Librarian Dore Minatodani reports that, for a limited time, the library has available a trial subscription to two online resources that are very useful for U.S. and Hawaiian historical research. Coverage goes back to the year 1740. Access is available only to UH-Manoa students, faculty, staff and affiliates, and requires a UH user-name and password; access is only available until October 29, 2010.

American Periodicals Series Online

American Periodicals Series Online contains over 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries is a full-text resource containing full-color scans of original documents archived by the Center for Research Libraries. The collection spans the nineteenth century through the dawn of the twentieth century, containing labor, trade, literary, scientific, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically-significant titles.


When you access either of these resources, the default search option will have all of UHM's Proquest products pre-selected. It is best to instead limit your search to just these new resources, by using the "Select Multiple Databases" option, un-selecting everything, then selecting these two resources. See short demo video at

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CPIS Conference Announcement

The Center for Pacific Islands Studies has announced its annual conference. Celebration Connections: 60 Years of Pacific Studies will be held in Honolulu on November 4-6, 2010. The conference website is online at Information on several pre-conference events (including two seminars and an exhibition of contemporary Pacific art) can be found at; a conference blog is also available at